Press Releases and Statements

After Title 42’s End, Plaintiffs in Haitian Bridge Alliance v. Biden Allege Continued Racial Discrimination and Rights Violations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2023 WASHINGTON, D.C.—Haitian asylum seekers continue to suffer under the U.S. government’s Haitian Deterrence Policy, plaintiffs in Haitian Bridge Alliance v. Biden allege in a supplemental complaint filed last week. The complaint details the ongoing harms plaintiffs experience nearly two years since they were abused in the CBP encampment in Del Rio, Texas, as […]

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JAC: Biden’s Asylum Ban Halts Fundamental Right to Seek Safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Biden administration just finalized a rule that drastically restricts access to the U.S. asylum system. Below is a statement from Esther Sung, Legal Director at Justice Action Center: “Freedom includes the right to seek safety, to start anew and build a better life. The Biden administration is turning its back on this right, eliminating

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JAC: Post-Title 42 DHS and DOS Policies A Mixed Bag

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Biden Administration today announced a series of policies to process asylum seekers and those who wish to enter the country after Title 42 expires on May 11. These policies include regional processing centers in Latin America, expansion of family reunification avenues, and increased use of punitive enforcement measures. Below is a statement from Karen Tumlin, founder

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District Court Grants U.S. Citizens’ Motion to Intervene in Texas v. DHS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VICTORIA, TEXAS –– A federal district court in Texas has granted a motion by seven U.S. citizens over the objection of plaintiff states to become parties in Texas v. DHS, ensuring that their voices will be heard as they defend their ability to sponsor loved ones and others from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela through a recently

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JAC: Biden’s Move to Expand ACA for DACA Recipients Would Make the Country Healthier

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOS ANGELES—The Biden administration has announced intent to remove the rule excluding DACA recipients from access to health care through the Affordable Care Act. This move comes nearly 11 years after the Obama administration determined that DACA recipients were not eligible for care under the ACA, despite allowing others with deferred action to seek

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U.S. Citizens and Leading Immigrant Rights Groups File Intervention in Texas v. DHS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VICTORIA, TEXAS –– A schoolteacher, a retiree, a doctor, and four other U.S. citizens asked a federal district court to allow them to become parties to Texas v. DHS to defend their ability to sponsor loved ones and others from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela through a recently announced “CHNV” humanitarian parole program. If the motion to intervene is

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JAC: Babies, Kids, and Families Do Not Belong Behind Barbed Wire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOS ANGELES – The New York Times revealed that the Biden administration is considering expanding the use of family detention centers, a practice that Biden had essentially stopped. Below is a statement from Adela de la Torre, Deputy Director at Justice Action Center: “Anyone who has visited these family detention centers knows that they

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JAC: Biden’s Asylum Ban Revives the Worst of Anti-Immigrant Policies; Should Not Be Implemented

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Biden Administration announced it would formally publish its proposed rule for comment on February 23 to restrict access to the U.S. asylum system. Below is a statement from Jane Bentrott, Counsel at Justice Action Center: “The Biden Administration’s proposed rule would send asylum seekers back to danger, separate families, and cost lives,

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62 Organizations File Amicus Brief in the Supreme Court on Title 42’s Deadly Impact

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, 62 organizations urged the Supreme Court to deny a belated attempt by several states to intervene in a case challenging the use of the Title 42 public health authority to expel asylum seekers and other migrants. The pandemic-era expulsion order was first implemented by former President Trump in March 2020.

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JAC Condemns Biden’s Plans to Revive Trump Era Asylum Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C.—Hours before President Biden delivered his second State of the Union, his administration filed a brief in Arizona v. Mayorkas before the Supreme Court reiterating its intentions of implementing an asylum ban. Below is a statement by Lauren Wilfong, Justice Catalyst Fellow at Justice Action Center (JAC): “Once again, we remind President Biden that seeking asylum

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